The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Oxfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 30 21 38
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 21 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.92% 6.59% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.63% 25.00% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £95 £90 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% -64.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £240 £240
% change year-on-year
-22.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.63 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.85% -12.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.43 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.60 £19.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
107 120 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 19.96% 26.37% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 44
Average daily rate £200 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £160 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £408 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 25
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxfordshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -4 13 £103 +14.52%
Banbury - 1 - -
Abingdon - - - - 1
Wantage - - - -
Witney - - - -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (85.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
4 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (37.50%) MS Office
6 9 (22.50%) DHCP
6 9 (22.50%) DNS
7 6 (15.00%) Data Security
7 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (12.50%) ITIL
8 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (10.00%) Remedy
9 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
9 4 (10.00%) Migration
10 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (7.50%) Windows Vista
10 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
10 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000
11 2 (5.00%) Linux
11 2 (5.00%) Oracle
11 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
11 2 (5.00%) Cisco
11 2 (5.00%) Dell
11 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (5.00%) Degree
11 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (5.00%) SCCM
11 2 (5.00%) Mac OS
11 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) DHCP
1 9 (22.50%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) FTP
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Banking
1 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Desktop Support
3 10 (25.00%) Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (22.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Rollout Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Support Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) IT Support
7 4 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
10 1 (2.50%) Team Leader
10 1 (2.50%) Hardware Engineer
10 1 (2.50%) Server Engineer
10 1 (2.50%) Technical Manager
10 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
1 1 (2.50%) Streaming Video
1 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (85.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Vista
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.00%) Mac OS
6 2 (5.00%) Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Data Security
2 5 (12.50%) ITIL
3 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.50%) Time Management
4 1 (2.50%) Service Management
4 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C#
1 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) MCSE
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Remedy
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco
3 2 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Lotus
4 1 (2.50%) Apple
4 1 (2.50%) HP